A randomized trial assessing the effects of 4 weeks of daily stretching on ankle mobility in patients with spinal cord injuries.

@article{Harvey2000ART,
  title={A randomized trial assessing the effects of 4 weeks of daily stretching on ankle mobility in patients with spinal cord injuries.},
  author={Lisa Anne Harvey and Julia Batty and Jack Crosbie and S A Poulter and Robert D. Herbert},
  journal={Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation},
  year={2000},
  volume={81 10},
  pages={1340-7}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine the effect of 4 weeks of 30 minutes of daily stretching on ankle mobility in patients with recent spinal cord injuries (SCIs). DESIGN Assessor-blinded randomized controlled trial. SETTING Two spinal injury units in Sydney, Australia. PATIENTS Consecutive sample of 14 recently injured patients with paraplegia and quadriplegia. INTERVENTION Treated ankles were stretched continuously into dorsiflexion with a torque of 7.5 N x m for 30 minutes each weekday for 4 weeks… CONTINUE READING
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